- 4-6 Dates soaked for at least 30 minutes
- ½ Cup Raw Cashews seeds soaked for at least 4 hours
- ½ Cup Raw whole flax or chia seed soaked in 1 cup water for at least 30 minutes
- ¼ cup ground flax seeds
- 1 Banana
- 1 Level tablespoon spirulina
- 1 Cup raw coconut (I prefer ‘ribbon cut’) soaked for at least 30 minutes
- ½ cup raw hempseed
When all the soaked ingredients have soaked for the recommended amount of time, drain the excess water from everything except the soaked chia or flax seeds (soaking them will create a ‘gel’ consistency, from which you won’t be able to drain water anyway). Put all ingredients EXCEPT the hemp seeds in a food processor, and process until relatively smooth (but not completely…). Empty the mixture into a mixing bowl and fold in the raw hempseeds.
Spread the mixture on your dehydrator teflex sheets in large squares (covering most of the tray). The amount should cover about 2 trays. The thickness of the mixture should be less than a 1/4 inch. Dehydrate at 105F for about 12-14 hours, turn over, and dehydrate for an additional 2-4 hours depending on the consistency you like (you can dehydrate even longer if you like it a littler more crunchy). When finished, but the large squares into whatever size you like (I cut them down into smaller squares about 3″X3″).
If you don’t own a dehydrator, you can also place on a cookie sheet in the oven at the lowest temperature with the oven door slightly open. Monitor closely as the baking times will vary and be completely different from the dehydrator times.NOTE: if baked in a standard oven, this ‘raw’ bar will no longer be raw, but will still taste great….
This is a great bar for on the go snacks, or to eat during long workouts. My infants eat them, and I simply re-soak the bars in water to soften them up for them. These bars look green, but they taste great!